Getting started with Kanopy

""Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema and a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.  Kanopy Kids offers educational and entertainment  films for children of all ages.

  • Each Urbana Free Library cardholder can stream 5 titles during the calendar month (e.g. January 1 – 31).  Unused checkouts do not rollover to the next month.
  • Each film is available to stream for 3 days after borrowing (72 hours).  Checkouts automatically expire; you never pay late fees.
  • Titles are always available -  No hold lists!
  • Download the Kanopy app for your device or go to www.kanopy.com to register.  You can register with your email and a password, and you will also enter your Urbana Free Library card number and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number.)
  • You will need to have internet access to stream films.  Downloading is not available at this time.

For more information or should you have questions, please visit the Library or call (217) 367-4405.  Library staff are happy to help!